TOLERANCE SPEECH is a forum held in Krakow (Poland) by young professionals. It is intended as a way to promote the tolerance among young European citizens and to argue against an intercultural dialog driven by mistrust, incomprehension and discrimination to other cultures or people coming from human migration or forced displacement. The purpose of this training course was to strengthen the young people for fostering active participation in designing awareness campaigns focused in building a TOLERANCE SPEECH towards immigrants and refugees.
Read the impressions of our participants,after their participation in “Tolerance speech: tools and methods for youth workers” training course in Krakow, Poland during from 24th of May to 30th of July 2018.
What did you learn/gain from this training program? (Did the organizing, objectives and outcomes meet your expectations?)
Dimitra: The training program “Tolerance speech: tools and methods for youth workers” helped me to distinguish the difference between immigrants and refugees as well as understand deeper the situation in countries that deal with it in daily basis. Greece and Italy, as the main countries receiving immigrants every day, seems to have deeper and more diverse knowledge over the topic, whereas Spain and Poland, that do not face it regularly, did know the exact situation.
Maria: The most important thing I learned from this program, is the importance of each country’s geographic position on creating personal opinion on some hot issues. I was really impressed by the knowledge and common views that the Greeks with the Italian team had, on the issue of refugee crisis, but also the Polish team’s ignorance of the subject. Generally, since the project wasn’t really well organized, we focused on discussions on refugee crisis and personal views, which helped me to realize that the media promote poor information on some very serious issues.
Alex: Tolerance Speech Project was a special experience for me.Although from Organizational part it was not the best but it gave me the chance to be creative and to use all my potential in order to build up a productive working environment. As a result, I gained a lot as far as presenting in front of crowd is concerned and of course I met a lot of new interesting people. I want to thank especially the Greek group for the great and unique time we spent together in Krakow.
Was it your first participation in an Erasmus+ Project? What are your impressions / experiences in general? Would you choose again / recommend InterMediaKT for Erasmus+ activities?
Dimitra: It was not my first participation in an Erasmus Youth Project, as I had taken part in another one 2 years ago. However, it was the first time I travelled to another country for the program, which I found extremely interesting and exciting. I managed to visit two very beautiful cities (Warsaw & Krakow) and met people from other countries, that I wouldn’t be able to do so otherwise. Because of these reasons, I would participate again in a similar program and I would prefer to do it with InterMediaKT, due to their professionality.
Maria: No, it was not my first participation in an Erasmus+ youth project. Despite of some organizational problems,it was a beautiful experience in an unknown city for me. I met knew people and had a great time with the Greek team. Of course, I would participate again in a similar action with InterMediaKT as their job as the Greek organization is amazing and professional!
Alex: Although it wasnt my first experience in an Erasmus+ Project,my impressions were great as it always happens.New people,New experiences , workshops and all that in inter cultural enviroment is an one in liufe experience.I want to thank InterMediaKT for the chance that they gave to me and of course for the smooth organization of the greek team.I would for sure participate again in similar actions.